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BRASS DIVISION RECITAL:
On November 17, at 8PM in Boyd Recital Hall, The Rowan University Brass Division presents a recital of works from Purcell to Beethoven to Ewazen. Featuring 4 of the brass studios the concert will showcase Trumpet Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Euphonium Trio, and Horn Trio. This event is free and open to the public. Please let me know if you have any questions.
ALL-STATE AUDITION WORKSHOP:
On Saturday, November 22, from 9:30AM-12:30AM, The Rowan Department of Music once again hosts its Audition Workshop for those students planning to audition for All-Region and All-State Ensembles. The Registration can be found HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Adam Kolek at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 856-256-4500 x3707.
YOUTH BRASS FEST:
On Sunday, November 23 from 12-5, Rowan PREP, the Department of Music, and The Atlantic Brass Band host their 3rd Annual Youth Brass Fest. Go HERE for registration, and HERE for more information. If you have any questions please let me know. I hope to see you there!
Don’t forget tomorrow, NOVEMBER 1, from 12:30-3 there is a Vocal Division Guest Master Class on Vocal Pedagogy and how to access your falsetto. This can be a very valuable class for trumpet players!
In addition SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, The Atlantic Brass Band celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a 3PM concert. Alumni of the band are encouraged to bring a horn, wear a past ABB shirt and play the last two numbers on the program with us!
I look forward to seeing you all at these two great presentations.
It has been quite a couple of weeks here at Rowan University:
- The refurbished Pfleeger Concert Hall looks and sounds great!
- The Rowan University Orchestra performed works by Sibelius and Crumb last Tuesday and sounded fantastic!!
- Jason Sulliman did an amazing week long residency and changed the way we practice, teach, and perform
- Last week a few of us headed over to West Chester University to listen to Dr. Scott Belck present a master class
- and the past two days we had Rowan alumnus Jon Barnes on campus. Jon is a current member of The Navy Commodores and performed a full concert with them this past Sunday.
- Next up is the November 2 performance of The Atlantic Brass Band. We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary.
Keep practicing everyone and we hope to see you at one of our events soon!
October 7-10, The Rowan University Brass Division welcomes bass trombonist and brass pedagogy specialist Jason Sulliman for a 4-day BRASS RESIDENCY. Jason’s groundbreaking pedagogical ideas will change the way you think about brass development. Below is the tentative schedule.
Trombone/Low Brass Master Class 3-5PM in Wilson 105
6:30-8pm Concert Band (TBD)
Morning Trombone/Tuba/Euph Lessons
Brass Master Class 3:15-4:30 in Wilson 205 “Brass practice techniques”
3:30-4:45 Wind Ensemble in Wilson 156
7:30-9:30 Atlantic Brass Band in Boyd
11am-12:15pm Trumpet Ensemble
Boyd Recital Hall
The Rowan University Department of Music with Rowan Prep and The Atlantic Brass Band will host their 3rd annual Youth Brass Fest on Sunday, November 23, 2014. Go HERE for more information.
This past May, Matt Hartmann graduated from Rowan with degrees in Performance (Classical and Jazz) and Music Education, and this month he will begin two years as a Graduate Assistant at The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM) with Director of Jazz Studies, Dr. Scott Belck. During his time at Rowan Matt played lead in Jazz Band, Lab Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Pep Band, and Trumpet Ensemble. This past semester he was also 2nd Man in The Atlantic Brass Band. Matt also taught for us in the Rowan Prep Program and his students showed excellent improvement. It was great being his teacher these past few years and we wish him great success in his MM program and the future!
Here is a great little video of Wynton talking about Smith’s influence:
And a great 2 part interview with Mr. Smith and Michael Davis (HipBone Music)